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Boogie Wonderland: Earth, Wind & Fire team with CHIC for 2054 the Tour

Courtesy Live NationLet’s groove: Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers are hitting the road this summer for a joint tour. The trek, dubbed 2054 the Tour — possibly after New York’s iconic Studio 54 disco — gets underway July 12 in Oakland and is slated to wrap up August 22 in Detroit. The tour will feature a …

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John Oates, ex-Fleetwood Mac singer Bekka Bramlett cover Steve Forbert tune for upcoming tribute album

Credit: David AbbottHall & Oates singer John Oates has teamed up with one-time Fleetwood Mac singer Bekka Bramlett to cover the Steve Forbert tune “I Blinked Once,” for an upcoming tribute album titled An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert. The track was released today, April 21, as the first single from the record. Oates and Bramlett also shot …

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Sales Go Crazy: Prince sold more albums in 2016 than any other artist

NPG Records/Warner Bros. RecordsFriday marks the one-year anniversary of Prince’s tragic death, and Billboard reports that amazingly, the late icon sold more albums than any other artist over the past year…including Adele. Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince’s catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since April 21, 2016. As you might …

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A year after Prince’s death, Prince expert calls him “the greatest performer of his generation”

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet’s go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose. Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince’s music, as well as the ongoing investigation into his death from the painkiller fentanyl, may impact his legacy as one of the greatest artists of all time. In public, Prince was vehemently anti-drug, …

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New Prince EP “Deliverance” blocked by temporary restraining order

Rogue Music AllianceA federal judge in Minnesota District Court has granted a temporary restraining order requested by Prince’s estate and his recording studio Paisley Park, to halt the released of a new EP of previously unreleased Prince material. George Ian Boxill, an engineer who worked with Prince over the years, was set to release the six-song EP on Friday, but …

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Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz says the vinyl promotion has gone global

Courtesy of Record Store DayThe 10th anniversary edition of Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 22. The promotion, which has helped reignite interest in the vinyl format, has expanded to the point where it’s now considered a global event. “Now it’s celebrated in every continent except for Antarctica,” Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz tells ABC Radio. “Although …

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Prince’s ex-wife plans to keep the anniversary of his passing “celebratory” and “joyful”

Hachette BooksMayte [MY-tay] Garcia is not planning on shedding any tears today, the first anniversary of the death of her ex-husband Prince. Instead, Garcia is looking forward to celebrating the music icon’s life and legacy by “playing his music” and remembering “him with love.” “I definitely am going to try to keep it joyful and celebratory,” Garcia tells ABC Radio. …

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New Roger Waters album, “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” now has June release; track list unveiled

Columbia RecordsNew details have been unveiled about ex-Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters‘ upcoming studio album, Is This the Life We Really Want?, his first collection of new rock songs since 1992’s Amused to Death. According to the announcement, the album’s release date has been moved from May 19 to June 2, while its full 12-song track list has been revealed. …

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